Mega Penthouse, You'll Love it Here

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1 bedroom

1 bed
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I was schooled in New Zealand, spent most of my life in Australia, 10 years in Shanghai- China, currently and for the next 8 years I will be here enjoying life in Medellin.

Digital safe's in most bedrooms.

The space

Eight bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 12 balcony's, pool table and bar, huge covered deck, 60" HDTV in lounge room, 40"-51" in most bedrooms.

Free secure covered parking.

Guests have access to all common areas throughout the penthouse as well as the privacy of their own rooms.


Very noteworthy is the beautiful breeze that makes it's way through the many open areas of the apartment keeping the temperature just about perfect at all hours (Medellin is known as "the city of eternal spring" and so A/C isn't something you need to worry about with spring like temperatures all year round).

The Laureles area is one of the most popular, very safe and relaxed and we are located only two short blocks from Calle 33 - arguably the 2nd or 3rd busiest bar and cafe area in Medellin along with Carrera 70 and Park Lleras being the busiest. Carrera 70 bars and cafes is only a 13 minute walk from our location and Park Lleras a USD $4 or $5 taxi ride away. There are many more modern restaurants and cafe's just a 7 minute walk to the Avenida Nutibara area. UPB University is an 11 min walk and is a popular place for people to take Spanish lessons. Unicentro mall and cinema is our nearest at 14 minutes walk, large grocery shop located less than 300 meters away. We are on major bus routes and Estadio metro station and sporting complex (12 swimming pools and stadium) is 25 mins walk or you can catch the Metro bus there for around .75 cents. All these facilities nearby but, rest easy, as your nights sleep will be quiet and peaceful.
- the main bus routes run just one block away from the apartment
- taxis in Medellin are very inexpensive with a 10 minute taxi ride sometimes costing no more than $2.00 U.S
- the metro system is amazing and has garnered international acclaim. the closest station is within 20 minutes walking distance

I typically prefer longer term tenants however stays as short as one week are currently being offered,

Interaction with guests

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little interaction as you like, I live here so am around most of the time.

Other things to note

Free local phone calls to/from Medellin land lines. Great for meal deliveries.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: 13 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: 195
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 12AM (midnight).

- smoking is permitted on any of the numerous balconies
- Check in after midnight is extra USD $10 cash for every hour after (in case a late flight booking is much less expensive). e.g. 01:00 am check in is $20 extra.
- one casual overnight visitor allowed, do not leave visitor unaccompanied in the apartment or give them access to penthouse keys.
- please clean up after using common areas such as Kitchen, Dining, Living, Pool Room, etc.
- always wash your own dishes!
- Quiet Hours after 11 PM during week days and 1 PM on weekends
- please do not leave private belongings in the common areas
- Respect each other
- Enjoy yourself :)

You must also acknowledge
Some spaces are shared - Living areas are shared with other guests. Bedroom is private.
Amenity limitations - After booking: You must send me Passport numbers, country's of citizenship, both names of all guests who will be staying and arrival time MDE airport.

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Nils User Profile
March 2017
Great place to stay at. The penthouse has two floors. One with the living room, kitchen, pool table, big tv and the other one with the bedrooms and a steam bath. I had a lot of space, a bedroom with private bath and awesome views, especially in the dark from one of the countless balconies. Even there are some people around you don't see some at all and you have enough privacy in case you need it. Absolute recommendation to stay here..

Ali User Profile
February 2017
Laureles is a fantastic neighborhood, we felt very safe and secure. The Mega Penthouse is very well kept and orderly. Overall our stay in Medellin exceeded all of our expectations, what a wonderful city.

Joe User Profile
August 2016
Brian is more than just the host he's a great person to have conversation with very knowledgeable of the surrounding areas and Medellin you will bond with him quickly and develop a very friendly relationship.

Yishai User Profile
April 2016
Brian and the penthouse are just great! I will recommend to every one how is looking for a good located luxury apartment in the heart of medellin. Laundry tv pool table and full equiped kitchen. Thumbs up all the way!

Jeff User Profile
Jeff
February 2016
The owner met me about 10:30 at night after my very long travel, work and moving day. Within 5 minutes he started bugging me for additional payment for an extra night. Even though I was prepaid for a week... Very poor timing and an awkward start. He has a very brash aggressive Attitude and Very loud voice. He was having domestic issues and would interrupt others conversation by yelling at his wife, as if no one else was there. Very uncomfortable and Awkward! After I was refused a room fan and later offered one but only in the night , well except for my last night, he took it and gave it to another guest in order to get the extra rent. After you pay don't expect anything from him. No refunds... Easy to see he was much more interested in collecting money than making anyone feel comfortable. My bed room was Mega Hot And Humid the week I was there. No pool. No AC. No ventilation... Also be advised : The owners "3 year old son lives there" Cute but extremely loud and demanding. All day every day... Had I known this I would have passed on this place. Prostitutes are also allowed in most anytime. So you never really know who your sharing the place with... If you want to party and hookers and shooting pool are your thing, this might be your place.
Brian User ProfileBrian is a superhost.
Response from Brian:
Jeff told me he had been staying at the Medellin Sheraton 4 points for the last 12 or 14 days (paying with points, not real money, he told me) so his "very long travel" he was referring to is just blatant lies? Sheraton is only 8 Klms away from Mega Penthouse by taxi. He said he would check in between 12 noon and 12:30 pm but later, about 2 pm, changed it to 4 - 5 pm and did not actually arrive here till 8:15 pm, not 10:30 pm as he says. All the time I waited here for him patiently. I politely asked (not bugging) for payment for the extra night he had added on after booking, prior to arrival, but he does not part with cash easily or fairly. I asked another twice during the week, for the extended night payment but each time he refused though I had the extra night blocked for him in my calendar. The rest is just a pack of lies like the start of his complaints. He came from Sheraton with all his 2 weeks of laundry and was charged by me only USD $6.00 for washing, drying and folding returned to him same day, a bargain I thought considering the load had to be split in to 2 washes by his request. He threw his 2 towels out for wash on the 2nd day though I usually only wash them on sheets laundry day, after 7 days as it is a very dry climate here. His bedroom which he claimed had no ventilation has a balcony with glass sliding door as well as 3 windows (all facing the prevailing wind) and at this time of the year does not get any sun. The penthouse has been an Airbnb business for over 4 years now and never needed fans before though I do have 2 pedestal fans which are allocated to guests who inquire about them before booking, which he did not. Prior to his arrival here there were 25 messages to me about what his requirements were which were answered by me with 28 answers. I have learned, 25 messages is excessive and most likely, though not always, to be a difficult guest. It is clearly marked on Airbnb there is no pool or air conditioning and that there is a laundry service, either paid or unpaid. Some people are just impossible to please and jeff was the MOST impossible guest, in over 200 guests I have hosted.
February 2016

Michel User Profile
February 2016
Brian is an amazing host! He makes one's stay in Medellin unforgettable. The appartment is really comortable clean and lacks nothing. If I go back to Colombia again then I'll immediately book a room at his place again.

Howard User Profile
January 2016
From the moment Brian greeted us at the door, throughout our week's stay, Brian was extraordinary hospitable in every way. The accomodation was fantastic, ultra clean, with many balconies, each with sweeping views of the Medellin skyline and mountains beyond. All this located in quiet, clean in a great Laureles neighborhood. You cannot go wrong staying here!

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Medellin, ColombiaJoined in September 2013
Brian User ProfileBrian is a superhost.

Welcome to Magical Medellin and my residence Mega Penthouse https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4518294 or Cancun Mexico and the five star resort condo https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4594353, whichever listing interests you.
New Zealand born and educated, spent most of my life in Australia from West coast to East, lived in Shanghai China for the last 10 years. Now residing in Medellin, Colombia for the next 10 years.

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